Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Homeschool Curriculum Guide Grades / Years – Australia

When you homeschool you do not need to stick to strict grades however it is good to still have a loose homeschool curriculum guide. It is often easier to teach your children together for a range of subjects. However when you are following the Australian Curriculum it has been set out in Years/Grades or Stages.

It is perfectly acceptable to fiddle with the sequencing of teaching certain subjects. Flexibility is written into the curriculum and topic sequence is at the teacher’s discretion.

“Teachers will continue to have the flexibility to make decisions about the sequence of learning, the emphasis to be given to particular areas of content, and any adjustments required based on the needs, interests and abilities of their students.” NSW BOSTES .

Australian Homeschool Curriculum Guide – Stages and Stage Statements

The Australian Curriculum, and other state syllabuses, list their outcomes (or goals) as per stage or grade. Each stage has an overview of the outcomes and they are provided in their stage statements. Reading through these will give you a general overview of the Australian Curriculum.

The Homeschooling Downunder’s homeschool curriculum guides have been written with these stages in mind.

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NSW Stages usually last for a period of 2 years (or 3 ).

  • Stage One: Kindergarten/Foundation to Year 2 – Age 5 to Age 8
  • Stage Two: Year 3 to Year 4 – Age 8 to 10
  • Stage Three: Year 5 to Year 6 – Age 10 to 12
  • Stage Four: Year 7 to Year 8 – Age 12 to Age 14
  • Stage Five: Year 9 to Year 10 – Age 14 to Age 16
  • Stage Six: Year 11 to Year 12 – Age 16 – Age 18

Sample Yearly Homeschool Planning Forms

(editable forms available with Pretty Homeschool Planner.)
These are examples of how you could fill them in:

Homeschooling Downunder Scope & Sequence Product Guide

This is a general scope and sequence for Homeschooling Downunder’s products. This is not a complete curriculum. This scope and sequence fits with the Australian Curriculum for primary.


Primary – Foundation to Year 6

Kindergarten Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six
English Teaching Handwriting & Copywork the CM Way Scripture Copywork Primary Language Lessons Year 2 Primary Language Lessons Year 3 Intermediate Language Lessons Part 1 Intermediate Language Lessons Part 2 Intermediate Language Lessons Part 3
Blinky Bill Alphabet Copywork Mother Goose Copywork Aesop’s Fables Printing Garden Verse Copyork Downunder Passages Downunder Copywork 3 Any Novel Study Guide
Downunder Copywork 1  Beatrix Potter Copywork – Cursive Downunder Copywork 2  


Math Math Copywork
Social Studies Australian Book Traveller World Book Traveller Mary MacKillop Lapbook Australia Flags and Emblems
History Cycle Our Sunburnt Country Our Sunburnt Country PM of Australia
For Valour
Civics Australia Flag Lapbook PM Notebook
Geography Australia Map Journal World Map Journal * see science resource Elementary Geography Pleasant Talk of Places Discover Downunder & Geography pages Bush Calendar & Journal
Science Nature Journaling With Kids Physics & Chemistry Conversations Earth Science Conversations The Wonderland of Nature
Australian Animals Mini Books Wonderland of Nature Journal Australian Nature Stories
Art  World Masters Picture Study Australian Artist Picture Study

Homeschool Resources For Grades






Year 7 to Year 10